RUGBY: Frome's struggles continue with home loss to Swanage & Wareham
Frome 1st XV 12, Swanage & Wareham 1st XV 34
Frome 1st XV suffered a home defeat to fellow strugglers Swanage & Wareham in a fiercely-contested game on Saturday.
Playing against the wind and up the slope, Frome were soon behind as slick hands in the centres saw Swanage play the ball wide for the winger to go over for a converted try.
Another score moments later left the home side 12-0 down after five minutes.
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Frome began to gain some momentum with some strong go-forward ball from Webster, Beaumont and Castle. Although they began to ask questions of the Swanage defence, the hosts could not take control and conceded two further tries to trail 26-0 at the interval.
However, Frome started the second half in the way they have most games this season, proving they are up for a battle. Swanage seemed shocked and had to find a way to stop from getting back into the game.
The first points of the second half came from Desmond Kruger when a strong decoy run from Toten created a hole for him to cross for a try.
It was not long before Kruger went over the line again thanks to another strong carry and Frome were back in contention at 26-12.
Frome looked like they were going to score another quick breakaway try when Meenan went on a bulldozing run down the centre but sadly the pass was fumbled.
That was the closest Frome came as Swanage saw out the victory with a penalty and another try.
Man of the match: Garrie Webster.
Frome will look to get their season back on track with a trip to local rivals Trowbridge on Saturday.